Republic Services unveiled a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and over 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region on May 2nd. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the company’s Twin Cities-based fleet.
Republic operates a total of 115 collection vehicles that serve customers in both Eden Prairie and Hennepin County. Nearly 50 percent of Republic’s fleet in the area is powered by the domestic natural gas fuel source. Clean Energy Fuels designed and built the CNG fueling station.
Based on U.S. EPA calculations, the carbon emissions reduction benefits from Republic’s CNG powered fleet in the Twin Cities is equivalent to planting more than 30,000 mature trees annually.
Nationwide, Republic operates a fleet of more than 2,500 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic’s CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the eighth largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has set a goal of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent by 2018.
(Source: Republic Services)